Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Saskatchewan Greens welcome statue of Premier Walter Scott

Green Party of Saskatchewan
December 4, 2012

The Green Party of Saskatchewan (GPS) welcomes news that the provincial government is having a statue built of Walter Scott, Saskatchewan’s first Premier. “Finally, the visionary who is responsible for the creation of our province is being recognized properly,” says Victor Lau, GPS Leader. “Scott laid the foundation for both the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly and for our province as a whole.” 

Lau says he looks forward to being on hand at the Legislature in June 2013 when the Walter Scott statue is unveiled. Scott was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1905 until 1916. Scott’s accomplishments as Premier are outstanding, and include but are not limited to:
  • the creation of Wascana Park in Regina,
  • the creation of SaskTel,
  • the paving of the province’s first highways,
  • the creation of the University of Saskatchewan,
  • allowing farmers to form Co-operatives to form their own grain elevators, and
  • Extension of the democratic voting franchise to women.

Scott Collegiate in Regina is named after Premier Scott.

Note from NYC:  Walter Scott was named an honourary member of the Saskatchewan Civil Service Association at its founding meeting in February  1913. The SCSA is the forerunner of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union which celebrates it 100th Anniversary next year.

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